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sss_useradd — create a new user


sss_useradd — create a new user


sss_useradd [ options ] LOGIN


sss_useradd creates a new user account using the values specified on the command line plus the default values from the system.


-u,--uid UID

Set the UID of the user to the value of UID. If not given, it is chosen automatically.

-c,--gecos COMMENT

Any text string describing the user. Often used as the field for the user's full name.

-h,--home HOME_DIR

The home directory of the user account. The default is to append the LOGIN name to /home and use that as the home directory. The base that is prepended before LOGIN is tunable with user_defaults/baseDirectory setting in sssd.conf.

-s,--shell SHELL

The user's login shell. The default is currently /bin/bash. The default can be changed with user_defaults/defaultShell setting in sssd.conf.

-G,--groups GROUPS

A list of existing groups this user is also a member of.


Create the user's home directory if it does not exist. The files and directories contained in the skeleton directory (which can be defined with the -k option or in the config file) will be copied to the home directory.


Do not create the user's home directory. Overrides configuration settings.

-k,--skel SKELDIR

The skeleton directory, which contains files and directories to be copied in the user's home directory, when the home directory is created by sss_useradd.

This option is only valid if the -m (or --create-home) option is specified, or creation of home directories is set to TRUE in the configuration.

-Z,--selinux-user SELINUX_USER

The SELinux user for the user's login. If not specified, the system default will be used.


Display help message and exit.


sss_groupadd(8), sss_groupdel(8), sss_groupshow(8), sss_groupmod(8), sss_userdel(8), sss_usermod(8).